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Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: What’s in a name? During a pandemic, a lot

Who says there is no entertainment at restaurants in this time of COVID-19? The following encounter would have been quite entertaining if it were...
WEATHER OR NOT: Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee gets a closer look at an “igloo” set up at Kay’s Restaurant in Woonsocket. With McKee is Kay’s owner David Lahousse. Ten of the structures, which cost over $1,400 each, are now in place at the restaurant to extend outdoor dining. / COURTESY OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Dining Out: Encouraging numbers

Here in Rhode Island, so many of our choices when it is time to eat revolve around restaurants. It is one of the real...
BY THE FIRE: 15 Point Road Restaurant in Portsmouth turned on the outdoor heaters in the first weekend of October. Proprietors Sean and Carly Smith said the heaters arrived after being on back order for months. / COURTESY 15 POINT ROAD RESTAURANT

Dining Out: Naysayers may be wrong

Under normal circumstances, the restaurant industry can be tremendously exciting. Every night is a performance and a roll of the dice. Will our place...

Breathe, adapt and overcome

Adam Batchelder Owner and executive chef, Smoke & Squeal BBQ The pandemic has tested all facets of business, from large to small, Wall Street to Main...
FINE-TUNING: A ­technician makes an adjustment to a robot at Miso Robotics’ White Castle test kitchen in Pasadena, Calif., on July 9. / MISO ROBOTICS VIA AP

Restaurants, kitchens putting more robot cooks to work

HAYWARD, Calif. – Robots that can cook – from flipping burgers to baking bread – are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to...
PEDDLING HIS GOODS: Brian Leosz bakes his products in the Olneyville section of Providence and takes them by bike across the city to be sold. / COURTESY MARIANNE LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

Baker delivers croissants à la bike cart

Brian Leosz had a sweet tooth as a child and an aunt who baked. This was the foundation of a sweet career in croissants. Leosz...
Bruce Newbury

2019 was the year of ‘Uber to table’

The year 2019 may well be remembered in dining circles as one during which a major change took place on both sides of the...

PBN on WJAR-TV, Dec. 17, 2018

Ellen Slattery looks to bridge the divide between special-occasion and casual fare. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY has temaed up with the Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket to provide hands-on training as part of the school's Professional Craft Brewers Certificate program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

JWU teams up with Isle Brewers Guild for craft brewing certificate...

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University announced that it has teamed up with the Isle Brewers Guild LLC to enhance its newly created Professional...
DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP reported first-quarter profit of $50.2 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

Dunkin’ Brands Group nets $50.2M in Q1

CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., parent company of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins brands, reported profit of $50.2 million in the...

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